American Airlines Boosts Coach Amenities

American Airlines will begin offering a host of free amenities, including snacks and more free movies, to coach passengers this month.

Passengers will receive Biscoff cookies on flights departing before 9:45 a.m., and a choice of Biscoff cookies or pretzels for flights leaving after 9:45 a.m. Beginning this month, the snacks will be available on American AIrline’s transcontinental flights, including routes between New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX); JFK and San Francisco International Airport (SFO); and LAX and Miami International Airport (MIA).

All other domestic flights will offer an assortment of complimentary snacks to coach passengers by April. The airline hasn’t offered free snacks in the main cabin since 2003.

Beginning in May, passengers in the main cabin will receive free meals on all flights between Hawaii and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).

American Airlines also is expanding its free options on domestic flights equipped with in-seat TVs. Choices will now include up to 40 movies, 60 TV shows and 300 music albums.

Starting in March, passengers in the premium cabin on long intercontinental and transcontinental flights will be given new, designer-label amenity kits and luxury sleepwear. International-, first- and business-class customers on several transpacific flights also will receive new luxury pajamas.

“We want customers to choose American every time they fly,” said Fernand Fernandez, the company’s vice president of global marketing, in a statement. “We are giving our customers more choices to enhance their personal flying experience by offering new service and new entertainment options in all cabins.”

Later this year, American will introduce premium economy seats on international routes served by the new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Passengers will enjoy fully lie-flat seats, an upgraded assortment of health food and beverages, international Wi-Fi and more in-flight entertainment options.

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